I have been using Isagenix, for nutritional support, for over 3 years. I'm a big believer in the products. Actually, my oncologist told me at the start of treatment to just keep doing what I had been doing, as I was able to control my disease for a long time. So I did. When I was [...]
I had the pleasure of working with August McLaughlin again last week. This time, she interviewed me for her podcast. We talked about cancer, eating disorders, identity and more. You can check out her blog post about eating disorder myths here. Myth #1 includes the link to the podcast we did. Enjoy!
Just in case there is someone who hasn't heard- my last chemotherapy treatment was this week! Take that cancer! I will meet with my oncologist on Tuesday to discuss "maintenance". But, happiness, I'm cancer-free! Thanks to those of you who contributed to my medical expenses. The page will be relaunching- but now the money will [...]
Since we were small, we were told to "give it our all", "give 100%". Motivating, maybe. But, the thing is, you can't give 100%. I can't give 100%. And believe me, I've been trying. 100% by Albertogp My nature is to be a hard worker. I've been working for over half my life [...]
I met Julia online. She runs a great blog and coaching program, all around empowerment. She shared my story last week. You can see it here. Thanks, Julia!
In one of my classes, I'm reading The Rebirth of the Goddess by Carol Christ. Christ’s discussion of our own need for control deeply resonated with me. Ever since my cancer diagnosis, I have been struggling with issues of control. I first faced these issues nearly 20 years ago in the form of an eating disorder. With [...]
Read the Dancer with Cancer parts 1, 2, and 3. "Bodies are weird." I say that to my clients all the time. I also say, "The body is different every day."Another thing I frequently say is "You are the only one in your body". I am just now learning the truth of these statements. I [...]
Read The Dancer with Cancer Part 1 here and 2 here. In my therapy I've been working through the issues raised by feelings of my betrayal from body. With that, and in writing my personal essay for grad school, there are certain themes that come together. Connecting body and soul. Telling women's stories. It's not [...]
Read Dancer with Cancer Part 1 here. Who are you, when you are definitely not who you were, but can also no longer be who you are? How much does the choice of profession weigh into who we are? How do you figure out who you must become, when you've never been there, or done [...]